Time to Rise (3 of 6) by Kerry Shook

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Time to Rise (3 of 6)
Series: Rise - Seize the Moment, Shatter the Darkness
Kerry and Chris Shook
1 Chronicles 12:32

''… from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do….''
1 Chronicles 12:32 (NIV)

''When Esther's words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: 'Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?' Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 'Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.''' Esther 4:12-16 (NIV)

1. TIME TO RISE IN PRAYER

''Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 'Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king….''' Esther 4:15, 16a (NIV)

- Why we don't pray more
- We forget how powerful God is.
- We forget how much God cares.
- We don't realize what's at stake.

2. TIME TO RISE AND RISK MY CONVICTIONS.

'''When this is done, I will go to the King, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.''' Esther 4:16b (NIV)

''… let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions.'' 1 John 3:18 (TLB)

3. TIME TO RISE IN GENEROSITY.

''When Esther's words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: 'Do not think that because you are in the king's house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place ...


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